If you find yourself struggling to find the perfect gift for the scientist (or budding scientist) near to your heart, here are 4 awesome gift ideas, hand-selected by Everyday Einstein.
4 Holiday Gift Ideas for Science Fans
Idea #1: Think Geek Science Toys
Despite the fact that these are labeled as "toys," many of the items in this category have some serious science learning opportunities behind them. Think Geek has everything from robot hands and gyroscopes to zombie plants and hydroponic kits.
There's even some fun science apparel.
Price: $10 and up
Idea #2: Thames and Kosmos Kits
Everyday Einstein has used several of these themed kits with his own brood of 5 kids, including the crystal growing and candy science kits. They're loads of fun - and, in some cases, it's actually edible fun!
Price: $12 and up
Idea #3: Make Magazine
One of Everyday Einstein's favorite DIY/home scientist how-to magazines, Make Magazine is a fantastic resource for learning the skills every scientist should know. In addition to the magazine itself, Make also has a fun store with various kits for building projects featured in the magazine.
These suggestions will help provide hours of fun and education for your favorite scientist.
Price: $34.95/year (6 issues)
Idea #4: Adafruit Industries
Don't worry, it has little to do with fruit.
For the more serious mad scientist in your family, Adafruit industries has some great kits for building everything from electric POV signs for your bike wheels to wearable electronic jewelry you can design yourself.
Price: $30 and up
Idea #5: Half Worlder
For more of our awsome ideas for holiday gifts, check out the QDT Holiday Gift Guide homepage!